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the 75th anniversary of the san francisco museum of modern art's. one of the things many of our viewers may not understand about museums is the way they grow and evolve is really about a broad. his patient and support from many individuals who give their collections -- and broad support from many individuals who give their collections to the museum. this year it will be celebrating and abolishing those individuals through exhibition -- and acknowledging those individuals throughout asia. joining me is janet bishop, the curator. i understand you have been with the museum quite a number of years. you remember its original home on van ness. now you are part of that transition to the center, the civic center, and of course your museum has been really the anchor of cultural tenants that has helped us transform this area of the city. >> to my mind, it is wonderful to be part of such a rich cultural community. when visitors come to this area, that have so many different options. >> let's talk about the anniversary show, which will be a phenomenal opportunity for san franciscans and all visitor
. >> we hope that will change over time. behind the headlines: a national women's history museum. a group of high-powered, politically-connected women have been trying to build a women's history museum on the national mall for about a decade-and-a-half. all they want from congress is permission to buy the last remaining tiny tract of land along the mall. the house has approved the purchase. the bill has been stalled in the senate for a year. the museum's spokesperson, academy-award-winning actress meryl streep keynoted a fundraising dinner for the museum in washington this week and we sat down to talk about the importance of a women's museum. in her remarks to the group she expressed her discontent with the male members of congress who are blocking the museum's progress. >> all we ask, i have to say, it really does rankle me, i don't mean to be bitter, and i am bitter -- it bothers me that we must kneel and beg our brother congress members, please let us build a museum to honor their own mothers and grandmothers. [applause] >> wall the women in congress support the purchase of the propert
they notice they're not as mentally sharp as they used to be but a japanese museum curator is using outdated domestic tools to help strengthen memory. >> reporter: a group of elderly people in higashiomi city handle objects used from the '30s to the '60s. the purpose is to give participants to activate and share their memories. the reminiscence therapy is said to keep dementia in the elderly at bay. >> translator: when i look at these old things, i remember my youth back in the olden days. >> translator: i am remembering many things. not just the original object. i started to think of other things it reminded me of. i think it's great. >> reporter: these tools come from a museum collection. the notogawa museum in higashiomi city lends them out. the museum owns over 10,000 objects that come from the '30s to the '60s, article for agriculture, fishing and the home fill the warehouse. the public hardly ever sees them. so a curator decided to put them to use. a few years ago, curator tomoku sugimora displayed these objects in an exhibit about bygone life styles. she noticed the elderly enjoyed th
number nine randall museum. >> good afternoon commissioners. i am the executive director of the randall museum and under the new model the cultural arts manager for the department. and i am here to ask you to approve a piece of public artwork that will be affixed to the west facing wall, which is the rear of the auditorium of the museum that basically faces the parking lot of the museum. so, as you arrive you actually have this piece of artwork to see. it is a kinetic sexualityure that indicates the wind patterns on that west facing wall. interestingly enough we installed a prototype panel that's been up for several months. we were able to observe that the arrows do move in union son. very beautiful sculpture. the artist is a local artist. we asked him to do something to make the west face of the building into a much more inviting context for people coming to the museum because the way the building was origin ally anticipated people would drive around the building to enter, but that origin plan was changed about 10 years ago. now all you see is the west facade. there are windows i think
aso scoring low. >>> actress meryl streep is leading the fight for obama's museum on the national mall. she had a fund-raising dinner last night to purchase land for the women's natural history museum to be built at 12th street and independence avenue southwest. the house passed legislation last year authorizing the museum. a vote is pending in the senate. >> museums are very important in washington, d.c., to our national heritage, memorialize in marble, granite, glass, steel, stone. >> the cost is unclear, but supporters say the bridges of the land and construction cost would be paid by private sponsors. >>> there's a lot more still to come in. the next in market >>> of women's lives scattered along the stre
. >> reporter: rob esterlawn is with the national museum of the pacific war. he says the film is rare, not only because it was shot in color, but because it shows more than just the surrender ceremony. >> it begins several days before the event. and in doing so, it reveals a portion of the importance of the event, the true meaning of the event. >> reporter: including a japanese officer being transferred from an american destroyer to the uss missouri by a high wire with charts in hand to help his ship avoid mines in tokyo bay. >> i do not believe that had been recorded in motion picture film. that is absolutely unique. >> reporter: the film also provides new details about the day of the surrender ceremony, cloud formations shot by the naval meteorologist. >> a cloud forms with a v. and he said that's v for victory. >> reporter: the many votes in tokyo bay and the large gathering of the american nations on the missouri. >> we normally see mccart think and the japanese and the foreign minister of the japanese general staff sign the document. what we don't see is that it is signed by representative
. so the work is really made to be seen in this environment. it's been show in museum, in gallery, but never in a public setting. and it's kind of ideal for both myself and the works to have this real dialogue with the public not only in san francisco but people coming from all over the world. >> since the dawn of electricity, that light is something that people feel connected to and inspired by. personally, there is space to keep that alive, just finding balance. the key is to find some balance. president roja: good evening. gentlemen -- ladies on our commission here. today is tuesday, september 14 at 6:30 meeting of the entertainment commission. call the roll, please. >> commissioner joseph? >> here. >> commissioner meko? >> here. >> commissioner perez? >> present. >> president newlin? >> here. >> commissioner cavellini had to work related issue, excused absence. and commissioner roja as well has an excused absence. we do have a quorum. >> good. ok. item number one, public comment. this is members of the public may address the commission on items of interest to the public that a
found its way to a london museum. the catholic church has now settled the final details of its plans for the pope's visit to britain next week. leaders are hoping that his presence will revitalize congregations and bring back some of the disaffected. our religious correspondent reports. >> like so many judges, the catholic -- churches, the catholic church is in trouble. the signs are there for all to see. parishes are closing as congregations disappear. the church is losing clergy. alex walker, a former priest, is now married with two doctors. england and wales are producing fewer than 30 priests each year. alex walker claims this pope's policies on issues such as women and homosexuality are driving people away. >> he is trying to roll back to reforms we have had over the last 40 years. i don't see how that is going to speak to my children, to their generation, about jesus and about the gospel. >> many catholics say that to regain its strength, the church must knowledge be the use of the society it serves. pope benedict rejects the pick and mix morality of modern life, insisting the
the additional expansion over the next 50 years, what in the next 25 years will the museum be doing? >> we are very committed to expanding the museum, expanding the collection, the overall growth of the museum. that is one of the things that is very important to us. we are about to enter a strategic planning process. the fundamental question we want to address is, how wil sfmoma growth and enhanced its engagement with the community? it is not enough that the museum has great works in its collection, has great exhibitions, wonderful education programs, it is how does the institution grow and enhance its relationship with the community. it is very important to us. >> on behalf of the residents of san francisco, we thank you for shepherding this institution through this incredible growth phase, and thank you for being part of "culture wire." >> my pleasure, thank you. >> the museum has exciting anni >> small business commission meeting, the meeting is called to order. item no. 1 is roll call. commission clyde? >> here. >> commissioner dooley. >> here. >> commissioner o'connor. >> here.
joseph: ok. thank you. p >> getting back to the hotel p.o.e. issue. what about museums like the museum of modern art and asian art museum? i know they do events as well. >> most of those museums are not on -- under our jurisdiction because they're on park property. so like the museums in golden gate park, they are under park and rec's jurisdiction so they don't have to get a p.o.e. from us. the asian art museum are under our jurisdiction and do have a p.o.e. as far as i know. >> modern art? >> modern art also has a p.o.e. so the few museums that are really directly in our jurisdiction we have checked and they do have p.o. e's. are can't say at this minute if the p.o.e.'s are current but have had them in the past. >> just out of curiosity, does the buck tavern currently have a p.o.e.? >> no, buck. >> commissioner, the buck tavern does not do entertainment, that i know of, though they may have, i'd have to check, maybe a billiard parlor or something to that effect. >> they have a pool. >> pool table. >> and maybe a c.d. machine. >> ok, thanks. >> i can follow up on that. >> just curiosi
of their homeland were diluted in the generations that followed. or where they? the smithsonian anacostia museum has linguist dow turner who 80 years ago went to the southern coast of the u.s. and brazil and found africa. ♪ >> reporter: the gullas live in south carolina and georgia. the descendants of african slaves and managed to maintain the distinct dialect and customs traced back to sierra leone where most of their ancestors were abducted. >> they kept their language and culture and food. they were able to name their children with african names to keep the traditions alive. >> reporter: the connections between the gulla and africa were discovered by lorenzo dow turner who devoted his life to documenting the ghost of africa that still lingered in america's black communities. word, shout, song. a new exhibit at the smithsonian anacostia community museum celebrating the works of turner and shows us how africa was allowed to survive the middle passage and take root in the new world. the words of a gulla funeral song are displayed, almost identical to the mindy funeral song sung by one woman in a s
for a cheap date? how about a trip to a museum for free? jane king joins us with a look at the business news in the bloomberg business report. tgif. >> happy friday to you, too. how about a free trip to a museum? more than 1000 museums nationwide will be letting people in for free on september 25. this is a celebration of museum day. go to the smithsonian website and prints a ticket. some are getting smart ships from toyota. futures were looking pretty strong for the start of trading. we do have a report on inflation. we had a mixed close yesterday. research in motion is giving apples i fought a run for its money. it was the most successful launch in history. they are forecasting revenue higher than analysts expectations. they may introduce new products at the upcoming conference at the end of this month. jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. >> 66 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll get another look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what changes, if any, do you thin
>>> actress meryl streep is in the district tonight raising money for a new museum. streep is supporting plans f a national women's history museum on th national mall. the money raised tonight will go toward buying federal property for the museum at 12th and independence southwest. the house passed legislation authorizing the museum last year and are pending in the senate. >>> some local librarians are becoming a hit on the internet for their unique way of dealing with hardship ♪ >> the staff at the sentrahonic region alally says this budget is the worst in years. so they made this video. it has received 30,000 hits in a week from people all over the world. >> chinese, hungarian, swedish web sites. it's very gratifying. >> people have this image of librarians that we're not like regular people, but w really are. so we don't usuly dance on the tables, but after hours, who knows. >> the full video is on our web site, of course, [ mom ] my son ryan didn't know his voulez-vous from his frere jacques... [ speaking french ] [ mom ] ...so he decided to stu in paris. ♪ to see french masterpieces w
to the visual arts. >> the visual arts, two big things, first, east of here at the crocker museum in sacramento they are opening their new wing which is really going to add 125,000 square feet to their exhibition space, and quite appropriately enough their native sun is the focus of their exhibit, their open exhibit, art by wayne tebow. >> belva: always a favorite. and i think always been i said you could just say his name and people would line up. >> i'll be there. definitely. >> belva: looking ahead to the fine arts museum. >> the other thing is the other shoe dropping, part two of the treasures at the museum. they are at the deyoung. this is the fifth anniversary of the new deyoung this year. they are now number five among american art museums, i think largely because of the programming that they engineered. the part 1 of the show was fantastic and i'm looking forward to this. >> what is this? >> this was post impressionism. van gogh, people who came after monet, basically. >> that show? >> that opens the end of september. >> the symphony opened. >> right. >> apparently the maestro is in for
of the economy. we'll take a look at the troubles museums are facing and how they plan to deal with it. we go through them all the time. doors that mark the day's events. new beginnings. endings. routines. revealing the stories and dramas -- the victories and challenges -- that help us go through new doors of our own. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. now it integrates your work e-mail, so you can be hooked up to everything you need to do. now it does 1 ghz speed on a more intuitive keyboard. turning you into an instrument of efficiency. introducing the new droid 2 by motorola. part of the next generation of does. >>> she left her stamp on the world and now there is a stamp to honor mother teresa. the u.s. postal service issued a stamp at the special tribute. mother teresa received a nobel peace prize for her work with sick and poor orphans and adults in india. >> people like mother teresa are memorialized in museum as all over the world. >> small museums that tell rich stories of american history are being forgotten. knocks' mike tobin takes a look at what is being lawsuit. >> rep
on a tour of a new matisse exhibit at the museum of modern art. >> it's a period when matisse really seemed to have very intently stopped the kind of work he was doing before and began searching for something and we can chart him through the evolution of "bathers by a river" in fact and then i think through "the exhibition" trying different modes of painting. bringing together different styles, avant-garde styles of the time, ways of making the surface of works very different and reworked. and we watch him not sure where he's going but excited about the possibility of a new kind of art for himself and we feel that for matisse that was a kind of radical invention. he said about "bathers by a river" and "moroccans" that they were two of the most pivotal works of his career. i think it's important he used the word "pivotal" and not "important." it suggests there was a change that those works brought about in his career and i think that's part of what that radical invention is about. >> i think this was someone who had regularly changed but had done so in this period far more extreme than he'd
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